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My dog is losing the hair on the top of his nose. He is a German

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My dog is losing the hair on the top of his nose. He is a German Shepherd. What could be causing this?
Thanks for the question.

I will be very pleased to try and answer your question but to enable me to do so with accuracy I need to know a little bit more information, so first can you tell me :

1. Is this itchy for your dog?

2. How does the skin look underneath the bald area, a darkened pigment perhaps?

This is just a information request for which you have not been charged, I am online at present. I will answer your question shortly after receiving your reply.

Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

1. No, he doesn't seem to be scatching at it and it is not red.


2. It looks like his skin...not darkened not red

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
He is not losing hair anywhere else on his body.
Thanks for the quick reply.

While I cannot diagnose this over the internet I can tell you the following :

I have seen a number of dogs in my time with hair loss in just this area and it has turned out that they were mildly hypothyroid { Too little thyroid hormone } where there is hair loss for hormonal reasons there is nothing you can do on a home remedy basis so the best plan would be to get your vet involved. Having said this sort of symptom would very rarely be associated with any form of serious disease.

If I have not covered your question fully enough or you would like to ask more I will be online for the next hour or so and I will be at your disposal.

Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
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